More than five decades ago, archeologist Robert Dyson and his team were excavating a massive Iron Age citadel when they stumbled upon a remarkably beautiful solid-gold bowl at what appeared to be the bottom of a refuse shaft. So how did something so valuable wind up there? A recent investigation has led to a promising answer that is complete with a stern warning for wannabe gold thieves.
The global sea level is rising, and waters around Antarctica are rising even faster. That is, according to a recent study that has found that Antarctic ice melt is causing coastal waters of the White Continent to rise at an unprecedented rate.
You may not know it, but you are the ultimate moving van for microbial life. Researchers have recently found that it takes a mere 24 hours for microbes to spread from you to your current place of residence, making your new digs just like your old home - at least by microbial standards.
Researchers believe they have successfully mapped every known species that lives the Antarctic ocean, creating an atlas that they hope will make the effects of climate change in the region easier to track.
When male frogs try to put the moves on the local ladies during mating season, they may be unwittingly inviting a bat attack, according to a new study.
The dangerous and highly adaptable food borne illness Listeria monocytogenes is reportedly extremely difficult to treat when treatment is necessary. Now researchers think they have figured out why this is, potentially opening up doors for strategies and treatment options.
It has been estimated that more than 15 million miles of road will be build by 2050, and this construction may inflict lasting, if not permanent, harm to global ecosystems. Now experts have drawn up a "global roadmap" showing planners where and how new roads should be built to avoid the worst of this damage.
Back in Jan. 2005, a massive storm of solar space-weather engulfed the Earth, providing a relatively rare opportunity for scientists to study these storms in the hopes of one day being able to accurately predict their arrival and potential effects on human technology.
There are still fish that can crawl on land and breathe our air, but they are still very much fish. Researchers now study them in an attempt to better understand the evolution of life on land.
Researchers have recently figured out how "brew" major pain-killer ingredients from yeast alone, eliminating a reliance on poppies, which are finicky plants, and far too easily used for other illegal purposes.
Researchers have concluded that the planet can support a lot more plant life than experts once thought, even in its current state, according to a recent study.
Sneaky New Zealand giraffe weevils have been found to reproduce just as much as their larger fighting counter-parts, proving themselves the masters of compensation in the insect world.
A group of citizen scientists have been saving people's lives around the "Throat of Fire" Tungurahua volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes for nearly 15 years now. A new report details the success of this network of volunteers as they struggle to preserve the lives of people who chose to live around active volcanoes.
Researchers are literally lacing electronics through living moths, making "biobots" that could one day redefine the face of search-and-rescue operations. This early work in what seems like the beginnings of the cyborg technology from science fiction is detailed in a recent study.
Researcher studying cyanobacteria in hot springs have discovered that the potentially harmful algae can live in near-darkness, absorbing far-red light and converting it into energy while releasing oxygen. This is a major step forward towards better understanding the harmful algae blooms (HABs) that are occurring in Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.